Posted on February 20, 2019
In keeping with my current emphasis on still images, this one was taken inside a wonderful Moroccan shop in Petaluma, California called “bay-ti”. It consists of nothing but an antique bowl and some dried vegetation. I think their combination is quite beautiful.
Posted on October 17, 2015
Posted on May 19, 2015
Given enough time nature will take back her own. This photograph is of a side wall of the building next door. Because it is somewhat secluded, maintenance people don’t get to see it very often and the result is the vegetation growth and masonry decay are taking their toll, creating a kind of wabi-sabi wall.
Many years or centuries from now, if it’s left alone, what looks like a wall today will be nothing more than a mound of thick vegetation with a tree or two shading the birds and animals that live near by.
It’s a comforting or disquieting thought, depending on one’s point of view.
Posted on April 22, 2015
Posted on March 21, 2015
Posted on December 22, 2014
Posted on December 21, 2014
There’s a wonderful book out by Leonard Koren that talks about wabi–sabi. Actually it’s been out for quite a while. You can buy it on Amazon and I heartily recommend it.
The book delves deeply into this quintessential Japanese aesthetic that celebrates the humble, the modest and the imperfect.
I love the idea that simple beauty is all around us. All we have to do is take the time to look closely.